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El Medano, El Medano

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One of the best wind and kitesurfing locales in the world, the waters of El Medano are always decorated with sails. Watch them cut across the waves from one of the many cafes or restaurants in the town's main square, also a spot known for local fiestas. Between the town's two beaches is La Montaña Roja (The Red Mountain), a protected natural reserve with unusual volcanic origins. Around the base of the mountain, enjoy a walk or hike to see where indigenous plant life take advantage of the mineral-rich soil. Explore the many side streets of the old neighborhoods, then seek out a small cave that is near the edge of town. Hermano Pedro once used this cave for prayer and reflection; a small shrine has been placed inside to pay homage to the saint. Make El Medano a part of your El Medano vacation plans using our El Medano trip itinerary planning app .
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  • There are two beaches, one small and rocky, one long and a mix of black and golden sand. The black and gold makes the beach truly beautiful, but the winds are often high, sometimes extreme. Great for ...  more »
  • This is our second holiday here in 10 months. We were lucky enough to visit in October last year. Fell in love with the place. It is not commercialised yet and hope it never will be. Yes there are a c...  more »
  • A very nice town, close to the airport, easy access, free parking on the streets and on the beach. Beautiful beaches with shower, nice view from the breakwater. Restaurants with delicious food.
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  • A great place in the world! Lovely beach for walking and swimming.
  • A beautiful and long beach, a favourite among surfers and kiters alike. The sloping is very gentle, even, soft sand and no rocks on the bottom.
  • The playa is in the middle of the city. You can drink a beer on terrace or just walking on the beach. Sunsets are beautiful.
  • This quaint little town is just adorable ! The sea is clean, perfect to chill and relax or for all sorts of water sports ! One of my favorite spots in Tenerife
  • Not a bad beach in a quiet town. Spot seems to be good for water sports.

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